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Changes to High Court forms effective 1 September 2017

24 August 2017

Changes to the heading requirements for a statement of claim and counterclaim and a new form for without notice applications for probate will come into force on 1 September 2017.

The changes are among those introduced by the High Court Rules 2016 Amendment Rules (No 2) 2017 which amend the High Court Rules 2016 from 1 September.

Statements of claim and counterclaim (Form G1)

From 1 September rule 5.11 will require the heading of a statement of claim and of a counterclaim to show the name of the court registry in which the documents are filed in both English and te reo Māori. Form G1 is amended to show this new requirement and to list the names of all registries of the High Court in both te reo Māori and English.

Without notice applications for probate (new Form PR 1AA)

A new separate form - Form PR 1AA - is introduced from 1 September for without notice applications for probate. This change recognises that not all the requirements in rule 7.23 (applications without notice) are relevant to these applications. Rule 7.23 has been replaced by the amendment.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019